Finally we are finished in Iraq

(Reuters) – U.S. forces formally ended their nine-year war in Iraq on Thursday with a low key flag ceremony in Baghdad, while to the north flickering violence highlighted ethnic and sectarian strains threatening the country in years ahead.

Finished “in” but not “with.” Problems in Iraq will influence the US directly for years to come. And most likely it will turn out as Afghanistan will, a total waste of time, money and American lives.